my rating 88: this wine is fullbodied strong fruit with complex berry nose and oak. Fo under $ 9 at Costco this is a very good everyday value.
Berry and earthy/leathery flavors on the nose. On the palate, sour cherry and tannins up front, followed by creaminess and a hint of vanilla. Goes very well with a juicy steak.
Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.
Nice blackberry and dried cherry nose. earth of minerals on the palate.
This is a great value wine. Dust, oak, berries, currants and dark fruit launch in the nose. Black cherry, currant and saucy plum flavors open on the palate, with hints of coffee and bitter cocoa, leading to a slightly astringent and fairly short finish. Silky tannins support a smooth coating and fruity center, with an undertone of raisins and prunes in the middle. Smoke lingers in the background, as white pepper and assorted spices build during the finish and the zing increases with multiple consecutive sips. More complexity than most $10 wines. This is worth including in a wine closet for everyday drinking.
Too many good Cabs out there in this price range. I was very disappointed. Perhaps my expectations were too high, as I have heard a lot of positive buzz about Bogle vineyards. This is not a wine for the cellar and should be ready to drink & enjoy now. It's just not. In review; I thought it was just me but I feel slightly vindicated in my tasting abilities as winelibrary.com also thought this wine was disappointing. Bogle has a great reputation, and I like and will continue to try their other wines. But this will not find a place on my table.
External Reviews for Bogle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon California
A little rustic and sharp, but perfectly okay if you're looking for an everyday Cab to elevate simple fare. It shows black currant and oak flavors, and is thoroughly dry.
Made from Delta and Sonoma grapes, this is a fine Cab if you're looking for something relatively plush at an everyday price. It's soft, with melted chocolate and intense blackberry pie flavors, with a nice edge of spice.
Ripe, bright cherry flavors open up with a hint of eucalyptus nestled in the fruit. Fourteen months in American barrels produces a well-integrated profile of spicy oak and rich tobacco.
This is rustic and chunky in a good way, offering meaty currant, cedary oak and dried currant fruit that's ripe and chewy. Drink now.
Tight and intense, built around a core of cedary oak, dried currant, herb, mineral and tobacco that are chewy and rustic, with gutsy tannins. Drink now through 2017.
Shows good richness and a nice range of flavors, with roasted herb, sage, dried currant and mineral notes. Full-bodied and rustic, but serves up a tasty mix of unbridled Cabernet. Best from 2011 through 2016.
Here's a stellar example of how a really good Cabernet can be made without gouging the consumer. This is a dry, elegant and rich wine, with firm tannins housing flavors of blackberries, currants, herbs, spices and smoky cedar wood. It's a terrific value. 100,000 cases made.
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